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Sesame Street
Oscar builds a hat rack
Air date February 27, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors V, X, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count counts people who say hello: David, Maria, Luis and Big Bird.
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
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Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon The letter X
SCENE 2 Maria, Luis, and David observe that Oscar has built a hat rack, but the wooden pegs that are supposed to hold the hats are angled down instead of up. Oscar is delighted, because now the people who can't hang their hats will have to leave.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon The alphabet appears in a little box.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #9: Dot can't stop coughing, and next dot leaves
(First: Episode 0295)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird enters with a kid. The kid has a dog on a leash, which makes David sneeze because he’s allergic. Big Bird and the kid agree to take the dog outside, then Big Bird spots Mr. Snuffleupagus coming out of his nest area, and hides David under the counter “for his own good” until Snuffy goes back inside. David goes over to Big Bird’s nest area and starts sneezing, but it’s only because another kid has a cat.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #10: Eighth dot is small, but receives a kiss
(First: Episode 0295)
Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's (repeat)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
Luis exit.jpg
Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 4 As Maria reads, Oscar startles her with a slap on the back. He thinks her reaction is funny, but doesn’t think it’s funny when Luis does the same to him.
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X (repeat)
Foot - SesameStreet-WhatsMyPart-foot906.jpg
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part?" The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings, and the mystery part is a foot.
(First: Episode 0164)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic" (repeat)
Muppets Farley and two other friends are having a party in a treehouse, but they feel sad because the record player is broken. Juanita shows up with her guitar, and shows them how to use tools to make music along with her.
(First: Episode 0457)
SCENE 5 David sings "One of These Things," sorting bows by quantity.
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 6 Luis sings "One of These Things" in Spanish, sorting animals by quantity.
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version three).
(First: Episode 0460)
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Film Peaceful music and seagulls are heard at the docks as a voiceover says "light" and "dark" while the sun sets.
(First: Episode 0414)
SCENE 7 The Count now counts goodbyes, including his own. The sponsors are announced.

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